Several years ago my brother Danny held a family reunion at St. Joseph's High School. Joe and his family came up from Florida. As children we spent a lot of time together, but drifted apart as our families went in different directions. At the reunion we were able to go back in time and relive some of those wonderful moments. I will never forget Joe's eyes lighting up as we brothers carried on, mimicking the antics from our childhood. Thank you Danny for putting us all together one last time.
I love you Joe,
We miss you JoJo
Bradley & Madison
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Joe and I married in 1970 and divorsed in 1986. For awhile our relationship was strained, but for the past 10 or 15 years, we have been friends. I recently took Joe to SSA to apply for Medicare and he paid for my gas and we had lunch together. When I had to take him back to complete the process, he took us to lunch again. Joe was always a generous guy. It was one of the things I liked about him. He loved his kids and grandkids with intensity. He was always their biggest supporter; at every game cheering them on. He had a wonderful sense of humor and took ribbing with a grin. He brought out my sense of humor as no one else could and we laughed together alot. We spent every holiday together as a family and Now that he is gone, I'm very glad we were able to come to place of peace so that our kids and grandkids will have wonderful memories of all those times we spent together laughing asnd loving each other. I, too, will miss Joe.
A candle for you,Joe,to light your way.
The first time I met JoJo was 10 years ago at the Ale House and I thought he was a really sweet man with a kind heart. I was happy to become his daught-in-law. JoJo was a person that always lived life to the fullest and never did anything half way. He cherished his family and friends everday. He loved each and every one of them dearly. He will always hold a special place in my heart, I will miss so much! I love you JoJo
Love Always and forever
JOE AND I WENT THROUGH FIRE COLLAGE TOGETHER. JOE ,JOHN CARLTON AND I CAR POOLED EVERY DAY TO FIRE COLLAGE. AFTER SCHOOL WE WOULD DRINK BEER AND HANG OUT TOGETHER.WE ALL BECAME GOOD FRIENDS.AFTER FIRE COLLAGE I WAS NOT AS CLOSE TO JOE. BUT I ALWAYS COUNTED HIM AS A FRIEND.
I WILL MISS MY FRIEND
To the Austin Family,
Our sincere condolences, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
I will miss the monthly phone calls with Joe. His family, laughter, and sports were always the main content of these phone calls. Lets hope the Miami Dolphins win big this year for Joe.
God Bless you all !
Dennis and Libby Smith
Joe and I became friends in the 5th grade in Baltimore. We grew up together and grew old together, and for 55 years he was my oldest and most cherished friend. We still laughed about things that happened in grade and high school. I'll miss you, pal. I was lucky to know you. Jackie, Brad, Kelly,my prayers are with you. Lanny Goodman
Joe, you will be missed! I will always remember you driving the boys to football and always having a Big Gulp!! You are the best! PLP Forever!!!!! Love Summer P.!
So many memories from the Fire Dept...like the time Joe poured his beer over one of the FD Lt's head, when he told a lousy joke at our graduation party. Everyone stood there in shock and Joe tried to explain that's what they did on the rugby team. How Joe got the nickname "jalousie Joe" when he ran through the jalousie door at old station 9 while JT was chasing him. The Sunday football games behind Station 12, and the tailgate party afterwards. And many more fond memories. I am going to miss our Dolphin, Hurricane talks and more recently Jaguar, Gators. Rest in Peace Joe!!!
Brad, Kelly, and Jackie our prayers are with you.
Jackie, Brad, Kelly and all family members - You have my deepest sympathy. I am Joe Brehl's wife & though Joe Austin & I never met - we had a telephone friendship for 26+ yrs. He always spoke of his family and how each of you looked after him and what it meant to him. I never recall Joe complaining about anything -he always spoke with gratitude in his heart. He loved talking about his grandchildren and would say "you oughta see them." I'm glad he got to know them. But I made him laugh once, talking about sports, I told him my husband said that he had been a good rugby player. No one could jump higher than Joey Austin and he ran like a deer! He loved that. You are in our thoughts and prayers and Joe will always be in our hearts and memories. He was a dear man. May God's blessings be with you always.
Dad, I always knew just how much you loved me and that meant the world to me. To have a dad that would do anything for his kids is an amazing gift that you blessed us with. I will ALWAYS miss you.
Brad,Kelly,Jackie Joe was my friend for over 45 years. I will miss him and our phone calls. During all this time he never spoke ill or complained about another person. Joe would laugh and tell me stories about his grandchildren and loved it when they called him Jo Jo. Please know he Loved you all and always updated me with stories of how well you were doing and how much you helped him. Please keep in touch.
I will remember Joe best as the man who lived for his family. He always put his children and grandchildren first. Joe loved sports and was his grandson Bradley's number one fan! Joe could always be found on the field cheering his Bradley on. It didn't matter how hot the weather was or how far he had to walk with those warn out knees of his. He was still there with a smile on his face and ready to cheer his favorite player on. And at the end of the game he made sure that his grandson Bradley knew just how proud his grandpa was. Didn't matter to grandpa Jojo which team won because his hero was Bradley Joseph Austin the 3rd.
Dad I will miss you. My first memory of you was from 1977 at my first Dolphins game. It is also my favorite picture of me and you.
To all of Joe's family, please know how sorry I am at your loss. Joe was my college roommate, rugby teammate and dear friend and buddy. I will miss our talks, hearing his pride while talking about his family and how happy you all made him. I will be thinking of you -- God bless you all!